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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    My surname derives from the stuff trees are made of, so while not as common as jones or smith, its not unique like say fezziwig. I've been able to track that line to North Carolina c.1790 or 1800, but have run into a brick wall since. I considered hiring a pro recommended by ancestry.com but the minimum $3000 price tag was too steep for me at this time.
    Keep plugging away. No need to spend $$$. The most obvious hint is to try different spellings. The second is that they may be listed in another household. And just because it is posted on Ancestry does not make it true. pm if you want outside help, I've been doing this for years.

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    Here you go.

    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    So just use a photo you don't particularly want to use instead.
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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    Keep plugging away. No need to spend $$$. The most obvious hint is to try different spellings. The second is that they may be listed in another household. And just because it is posted on Ancestry does not make it true. pm if you want outside help, I've been doing this for years.
    I don't think the spelling is the problem, since my surname is the singular noun and I get pissy when folks try to make it plural. The problem is I have no idea the first name of the relative and no reliable locational information. Yes, I've seen lots of whacky genealogies on ancestry and some of their hints are downright laughable. That said, the access to the early censuses are great if sometimes not that helpful in my situation.
    Last edited by Gedunker; 29 Dec 2012 at 3:17 PM. Reason: verbs, nouns, phooey
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    Off to Fort Daniel for an epic snowball battle. The opposition has over 50 rounds of ammunition at the ready. We have 3. It will be a tough fight but I am confident we will live to see another snowball fight.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    C'mon guys, got to pick up the pace...

    This would be a good day for a cup of hot cocoa.

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    Cocoa would be nice: it's cold day here in the 'Ville but it's gonna warm up when the Cards beatdown Callimari's Cats.

    Zipper fixed. Woot.
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
    Warren Spahn

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    C'mon guys, got to pick up the pace...
    To make 7,500 we need 5 to 6 posts per hour.
    To make 8,000 we need 14 to 15 posts per hour.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    To make 7,500 we need 5 to 6 posts per hour.
    To make 8,000 we need 14 to 15 posts per hour.
    To make 10k, we need a miracle

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    To make 10k, we need a miracle
    Of 48 to 49 posts per hour.

    How about merging back any thread split of less than 10 posts ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Of 48 to 49 posts per hour.

    How about merging back any thread split of less than 10 posts ?
    Yeah, that's something the thread-splitter extraordinaire should put himself to doing post-haste.
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
    Warren Spahn

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    Enjoying some hot tea in my hanakkah mug...no calories!
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    Coughing baby wakes up before 7am.
    Daddy & Mommy are both still sick.
    Daddy begs Mommy to get up with the baby.
    Mommy tells Daddy she's only slept 3 hours because her lungs are on fire.
    Daddy rolls out of bed changes baby and gives her a bottle, falls asleep on couch.
    Baby pushes open bedroom door, stands up next to the bed, and pokes sleeping Mommy in the face

    Mommy gets up, decides to take baby to the walk in clinic since she's been sick 6 days now. Spends $22 to find out it's viral and has to run its course-at least no ear infection. Now everyone is taking a nap except Mommy who can't sleep.

    At least it's snowing.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    I am, too. Do you know for sure that they all changed their names?? Sometimes it's an urban legend. Actually, it amazes me how much of what I was told about my family turned out to be... well, certainly not outright lies, but not 100% accurate, either. I wish I had known what I know now while my grandparents were still alive.
    Yes, I found some of the naturalization records that give former names. First names were more likely candidates for full out changes. For example, one of his great grandmothers went from Zipe to Sarah. The last names were mostly just spellings. I have one more set of great grandparents to track down who both carry common Jewish names...I haven't found immigration or naturalization records for them. I suspect first name changes for both of them.

    My family goes back for at least eight generations here in the US, still having a little trouble on my surname's family origins though. I have gotten back to Ohio in the mid nineteenth century...obviously they came from somewhere else.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    To make 7,500 we need 5 to 6 posts per hour.
    To make 8,000 we need 14 to 15 posts per hour.
    What about the sleeping hours? Do you think that natski can cover those?

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    Brussels sprouts are in the oven roasting away.

    Did you guys know that radish greens are edible? I am going to make a radish green pesto for dinner tomorrow. Let you all know how that turns out.
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    Had peccorino cheese with balsamic jelly for an appetizer. Spiedies are on the grill!
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Talking about food -

    I picked up at a Trader Joes a jar of cranberry apple butter. Let you all know how that tastes.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    .....Where do you get this data?
    Go to the list of threads. See where it says "Replies" under the Replies/Views column after the thread title? Click on the number after Replies.
    I don't do anything right.

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    Brussels sprouts are in the oven roasting away.

    Did you guys know that radish greens are edible? I am going to make a radish green pesto for dinner tomorrow. Let you all know how that turns out.
    Mmmm... roasted brussels sprouts are yummy. Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that I hated as a kid - they were always overcooked by school cafeteria cooks. If they are cooked right, they are really good.

    I had sweet potatoes and leftover homemade cranberry sauce for dinner. I wish we still had pie.

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    It's 48°F (9°C) and I am starting the barbecue in a few minutes to cook steaks.
    I don't do anything right.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Hmmm, I wonder if I can surpass Maister and become Queen of all things random!
    Pull those jammie bottoms up, adjust the waist band thingy so it's comfortable, and go for it!!!
    I don't do anything right.

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    Making leeks and tilapia for dinner

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Cocoa would be nice: it's cold day here in the 'Ville but it's gonna warm up when the Cards beatdown Callimari's Cats.

    Zipper fixed. Woot.
    if the cats could hit 50% free throws...just saying

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    Making leeks and tilapia for dinner
    Mmmmm, I knew that first you take a leek but didn't know that tilapia was the second thing.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    I'll be giving the finger to Mother Nature tonight, by trying out some industrial dishwasher detergent with phosphates. I'll report back with the results.

    Today, I also swapped a fleece jacket that was given to me as a Christmas gift for some Fiestaware at Kohl's.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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